Breasts that are too large are problematic for a number of reasons. Many women have heavy breasts that cause them back pain and make normal activities difficult. Losing weight does not help, which is why a breast reduction is often necessary. Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers breast reduction to patients in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville and the surrounding areas in Tennessee.
What is a Breast Reduction?
Some women are born with breasts that are much too large for their body frame. Overly large breasts can cause back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and improper posture. For some women, having large breasts also affects their self-esteem and self-image.
If you are suffering from low self-esteem or body pains due to overly large breasts, breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, may be just what you need. Many women who undergo a breast reduction in TN find they are able to lead a healthier, more comfortable life, in addition to enjoying natural-looking breasts that are more proportionate to their bodies. At Plastic Surgery Affiliates, we’ve had patients who’ve never worn anything but baggy clothing put on a swimsuit and fitted tops for the first time in their adult life after undergoing a breast reduction.
How is a Breast Reduction Performed in Nashville?
Similar to most Tennessee breast reduction procedures, the Nashville breast reduction itself tends to take about 2 hours, and involves removing fat, excess skin and glandular tissue from the breast. The same goes for Brentwood breast reductions and Hendersonville breast reductions.
Breast reductions are typically performed under general anesthesia, so you’ll be sleeping throughout the procedure. After the skin, fat and tissue are removed, Dr. Hueneke tightens the skin to produce smaller, lighter and firmer breasts that are proportionate to your body.
Stitches may remain around the areola area in a vertical line beneath the nipple and horizontally under the breast. However, if your breasts are not overly large, it is possible to avoid the horizontal scar altogether.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Reduction in Nashville?
You might benefit from a Nashville breast reduction, Brentwood breast reduction or Hendersonville breast reduction if you are experiencing any of the following problems:
- Back, neck, or shoulder pain
- Painful bra strap marks and/or rashes as a result of large breasts
- Heavy, sagging breasts
- Breasts that are too large/disproportionate for your body size/frame
- Irritation and/or rash beneath your breasts
- Difficulty exercising or participating in physical activity because of the weight and size of the breasts
- If one breast is noticeably larger than the other breast
Nashville breast reduction surgery is not recommended for anyone who plans to breastfeed, as the milk ducts leading to the nipples will be removed.
Recovery from Breast Reduction
Following your reduction mammoplasty procedure, patients typically only stay one night in the hospital and use pain medicine for just a few days. The day following your surgery, you will go home wrapped in an elastic bandage that you’ll need to wear for 2 to 3 days.
A little pain after surgery is normal, as is swelling, bruising, numbness and sensitivity. Some patients require surgical drain tubes left in place for a few days. Most patients are required to wear a surgical bra for about a month, but are usually able to return to work within two weeks of surgery. Patients should not lift anything heavy for three to four weeks, and contact with the breasts should be avoided for six weeks.
You may notice recurring swelling during your first menstrual cycle following surgery. This is normal, and generally nothing to be concerned with. Taking over-the-counter medication can help alleviate any swelling or tenderness you do experience.
What are the Typical Results of Nashville Breast Reductions?
Breast reduction patients are among our happiest. The relief of neck and shoulder pain is immediate, and you’ll be able to enjoy a more proportionate look to your body. To see some of our happy breast reduction patients in Nashville, Brentwood and Hendersonville, check out the Nashville breast reductions before and after photos on our website.
Dr. Hueneke has made these Nashville breast reduction before and after photos available to you so you can truly get an idea of how life-changing this procedure can be.
While you can expect some scarring, they should generally fade over time. Although they will not totally disappear, they can be covered with a bra, swimsuit or low-cut top.
What are Nashville Breast Reduction Costs?
Because your surgery is an extremely individual procedure, prices tend to vary. Dr. Hueneke’s friendly staff is happy to discuss the Nashville Breast Reduction costs with you on a one-on-one basis, as well as any other concerns you have about Nashville breast reduction surgery, Brentwood breast reduction surgery or Hendersonville breast reduction surgery.
We are proud to offer breast reduction procedures to patients in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville and the surrounding areas. Please call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hueneke and discover why his reputation is second to none when it comes to Tennessee breast reductions.
Dr. Michael Hueneke offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Tennessee including: Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Lebanon. If being well-endowed is causing you neck or back pain, don’t wait any longer to obtain relief. Contact Plastic Surgery Affiliates today to find out if breast reduction surgery is right for you. Contact Dr. Michael Hueneke today to schedule your free consultation!